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Rogelyn from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

  • $268 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Rogelyn's treatment was fully funded on June 3, 2017.
June 7, 2017

Rogelyn did not receive treatment as expected.

Unfortunately, her family moved away before she could begin treatment.

Unfortunately, her family moved away before she could begin treatment....

February 15, 2017

Rogelyn is a two-year-old baby girl from Philippines. She lives with her family in a bamboo house near a river. The family supports itself selling vegetables and root crops at a small store. Rogelyn loves to play with her cousins.

Recently, Rogelyn was diagnosed with malnutrition. To treat her condition, Rogelyn will begin receiving at-home treatment from our medial partner, International Care Ministries (ICM), on February 21. ICM’s home-based feeding program will provide Rogelyn with nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure she gets the additional food she needs to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development.

Additionally, ICM’s professional staff will educate her mother on proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. ICM is asking for $268 to fund this treatment.

“I would like Rogelyn to recover,” says Rogelyn’s mother. “Then she can go to school and finish her studies.”

Rogelyn is a two-year-old baby girl from Philippines. She lives with her family in a bamboo house near a river. The family supports itself s...

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Rogelyn's Timeline

  • February 15, 2017

    Rogelyn was submitted by Eleonor Dalman, Dipolog TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 21, 2017

    Rogelyn was scheduled to receive treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 21, 2017

    Rogelyn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 07, 2017

    Rogelyn is no longer raising funds.

  • June 07, 2017

    Rogelyn's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $268 for Rogelyn's treatment
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